Dr. Stein needs to Study her History

And I believe Cynthia McKinney is on that Tribunal.

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Subject: [usgp-dx] First Jewish presidential contender welcomes Russell
Tribunal on Palestine findings

First Jewish presidential contender welcomes Russell Tribunal on Palestine


Posted by Jill Stein for President
October 08, 2012 ·

[image: israel-palestine-peace.png]Jill Stein, the first Jewish contender
for the presidency of the United States of America, called today for the
international community to heed the findings of the Russell Tribunal on
Palestine and to take
immediate steps to ensure that Israel comply with its responsibilities
according to international human rights law. Specifically, Dr. Stein
reiterated that as president, she would require Israel, as well as other
nations, to uphold international law and human rights as a condition for
further U.S. aid. In particular, this would require Israel to end human
rights abuses, and respect the rights of Palestinians and other peoples
living under Israeli rule.

The Green Party of the United States has long been a leader in standing up
for the rights of all peoples living under military rule and racial
apartheid, and the Palestinian people are no exception,” said Dr. Stein. “I
am proud that our party platform reflects our universal and consistent
commitment to human rights.”

Today’s statement adds to earlier statements Dr. Stein has issued detailing
immediate steps regarding U.S. policy toward Israel and Palestine that she
will implement on taking office (U.S. policy to Israel, Palestine must
change, says Stein – May 15,

The 2012 platform of the Green Party of the United States urges support for
“popular movements for peace and demilitarization in Israel-Palestine,
especially those that reach across the lines of conflict to engage both
Palestinians and Israelis of good will.” The
recognizes the rights of self-determination of all peoples in
Israel-Palestine, the legal right of return for refugees from the conflict,
the suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, the use of boycott and divestment as
non-violent means to pressure corporations and the Israeli government to
end human rights abuses, and the creation of a Truth and Reconciliation
Commission, “whose inaugurating action would be mutual acknowledgement by
Israelis and Palestinians that they have the same basic rights, including
the right to exist in the same, secure place.”

Dr. Stein added that, “The Green Party is the only political party in the
U.S. that reflects the views of a growing number of American and Israeli
Jews, including especially younger Jews who insist that Israel honor its
proclaimed mission of being a ‘Beacon to the World’ and a ‘Light unto
Nations.’” She pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu does not
speak for the majority of Israeli Jews, never mind Israeli citizens, in his
war-hungry policy toward both Palestinians and Iranians.

“Bibi is a threat not only to human rights and to U.S. interests, but also
to the security and sanctity of the Jewish people living in
Israel-Palestine.” Dr. Stein further applauded the actions of the Israeli
political party Meretz in committing for the first time to support for a
return to 1967 borders, including a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem,
and for supporting the 2002 Arab Peace Proposal.

Dr. Stein, a Massachusetts physician and past political opponent of Mitt
Romney, is the first Jewish candidate to appear on ballots nationwide for
the presidency. The first Jewish-American candidate to appear on any
national presidential ticket was also a Green Party candidate: Winona
LaDuke was the Green vice-presidential nominee in 1996 and 2000; LaDuke’s
mother was of Russian Jewish descent, and her father was an Anishinabe man
from Minnesota.